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Student Services Technical Specialist

Metropolitan Community College
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 16, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Disabled Student Services, Financial Aid, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Career Opportunity Number 21-097 Position Title: Student Services Technical Specialist Location Administrative Center Position Type: Full-Time Class Category Classified Staff Job Open Date 07/16/2021 Job Close Date 08/01/2021 Open Until Filled No Initial Screen Date: 08/04/2021 Minimal Qualifications:
* Associate degree (A.S., A.A.) or two-year technical certificate.
* One (1) year experience in administrative support, customer services, or related area.
* Minimum Qualification can be substituted with an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Preferred qualifications:

* Strong technical knowledge of computers and/or browsers to troubleshoot and resolve customer/student calls.
* Good writing skills to respond to incoming emails. Work Hours
Normally scheduled Monday through Friday; however, may be required to work other shifts to include evenings and/or weekends. Schedule subject to change based upon department needs. Compensation Annual starting pay is $34,246 to $35,273. Competitive benefit package is included. Special Instructions to Applicants Class Summary
This is the second level in the Student Services series. Incumbents provide comprehensive information and services to students and prospective students in single areas or across a number of disciplines that may include admissions, financial aid, academic advising, records and transcripts, career services, international students, and disability services. Major duties and responsibilities include: coordinating academic support programs; assisting students with enrollment, registration, financial aid application, and other student support services; providing referrals; preparing and reviewing records, forms, and documents; preparing correspondence and reports; reconciling accounts; processing payments or refunds; maintaining database; completing Federal verifications; and providing support to supervisors, counselors, managers.

* EOE /M/F/Vet/Disabled Typical Essential Duties

—Assists students with enrollment, registration, financial aid application, academic advising, testing, accommodations, and/or other student support services; facilitates the assigned program operations by interviewing current and prospective students to determine program/service eligibility, providing necessary information, troubleshooting issues, proctoring tests, assisting students with completing paperwork, and performing related activities.
—Responds to inquiries from students, staff, instructors, and the public via phone, email, or in person; resolves complaints and issues; directs applicable issues or requests to appropriate personnel/departments; provides course information, referrals, and resources; and assists students with using College facilities.
—Prepares, processes, and/or verifies records, reports, worksheets, forms, loan packets, transcripts, promotional materials, presentations, and other documents; maintains, scans, files, and records student and other confidential data; work may involve utilizing software systems to update and maintain databases and records; running reports and queries; researching and compiling general and financial information; and ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and other applicable laws, policies, and procedures.
—Performs administrative duties to include ordering supplies, processing correspondence, completing purchase requests, creating meeting agendas, reserving rooms, scheduling appointments, sending out reminders, entering and approving facility requests, and setting up rooms.
—Performs accounting duties to include managing and reconciling student and other third party accounts; preparing journal entries; making deposits; creating check requests; setting up payment plans; managing cash drawers; reviewing and adding or removing holds on student accounts; performing debt recovery and collection; preparing deposits; processing student fees; calculating, communicating, and returning financial aid funds; and adjusting awards based on Federal guidelines.
—Coordinates with students, instructors, academic advisors, the public, and other internal and external staff, departments, and agencies to communicate information regarding College services and requirements, assist with special event operations, and assist with administrative duties.
Provides support to supervisors, counselors, and managers by prioritizing and assigning work, and training staff in assigned area of operations when necessary.
—Provides information systems/technical knowledge to resolve complex calls related to issues such as wireless connection problems, computer/browser issues and accessing myMCCKC.
—Assists staff with escalated calls, technical and non-technical.
—Responds to incoming emails.
—This job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

• Applicable academic programs, and/or other related programs;
• Customer service principles;
• Applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures;
• Program support principles and practices.
• Strong computer skills with knowledge of multiple systems and browsers.

• Providing academic support services in assigned are of operation;
• Providing program support;
• Using a computer and related software applications;
• Compiling and reviewing data and information and making sound recommendations based on findings;
• Maintaining confidentiality;
• Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures;
• Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and others sufficient to exchange or convey information.
• Excellent PC problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

Positions Supervised
No staffing table positions. Physical Requirements
Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Walking and standing are required only occasionally. Licensing Requirements
None. Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have as conferred through an official transcript?
    • Have not completed High School/GED
    • High School/GED
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Doctorate degree
  2. * How much full-time general office experience do you have, including customer service or public contact responsibilities, as supported by the employment history listed on your online application?
    • none
    • less than one year
    • between 1 and 2 years
    • between 2 and 3 years
    • between 3 and 4 years
    • between 4 and 5 years
    • five years or more
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 01
  2. Transcript 02
  3. Transcript 03
  4. References
  5. Letter of Recommendation 01
  6. Letter of Recommendation 02
  7. Letter of Recommendation 03
  8. Other Document 01
  9. Other Document 02
  10. Other Document 03

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